Models of Heaven: Interpreting Life Everlasting (Paperback)

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Many people nowadays are confused about the topic of heaven, skeptical about it, or think it beyond description. This book argues that, without venturing into the esoteric or fanciful, we can know more about heaven than we think. Did you know, for instance, that heavenly rest will be exciting and dynamic? That we will be overwhelmed and transformed by the beauty of God? That we will dance with the Trinity, sing with the angels, and enjoy the delightful company of the saints (including the saints we have known and loved on earth)? The book will deal with what we will be doing in the Holy City and in the magnificence of the new creation, and what it means to say that we will feast at the heavenly banquet. If you want answers to these questions, at once inspired by Christian tradition and modern insight, and presented in a fresh and compelling manner, this book is for you. It is written not only for theologians and specialists but also for inquiring Catholics and other Christians seeking to deepen their understanding of life after death. It will serve theology students, seminarians, clergy, religious educators, and parish study groups. Readers willing to invest time and energy in the book will find their view of heaven deepened and expanded.

About the Author

M. Francis Mannion is rector emeritus of the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City. He was founding director of the Liturgical Institute at St. Mary of the Lake University in Mundelein, Illinois. He holds a PhD in sacramental theology from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. He has spoken and written widely on sacramental theology, spirituality, and culture theory.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781666719086
ISBN-10: 1666719080
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication Date: August 31st, 2023
Pages: 196
Language: English